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Noles News: Reliving Bobby Bowden’s Classic Games

Noles receive vote in Preseason Coaches Poll

Florida State Seminoles Bobby Bowden

Remembering Bobby:

This week has been and likely will continue to be full of tributes to former Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden after his passing last weekend. The services for the legendary coach will begin Friday but the college football world is celebrating his life and legacy all week long.

Wednesday, ESPN will be airing four of Bobby’s classic games with the Seminoles on ESPNU starting at 2 p.m. with the 1992 comeback win at Georgia Tech. Here’s the full schedule:

Bowden’s legacy on the field is incomparable. And as so many Noles fans know, his off-the-field accomplishments are just as incredible. His words continue to be mottos to live by in the hopes of creating a better world for us all.

Bowden’s services this weekend are open to the public. If you’d like to pay your respects, you can find the details here.


The preseason coaches poll has been released and the Seminoles did not find their way into the top 25. Instead, they’re in the “Others Receiving Votes” category, or in their case vote. That’s right FSU got just one vote for the top 25. On the other hand, their opening opponent, Notre Dame, landed in the top 10.

We’ve got an update on Florida State’s practice plans for the rest of this week. On Thursday, Mike Norvell’s bunch will be practicing at University of North Florida. They’ll hold two practices in Jacksonville before returning to Tallahassee for a scrimmage on Saturday that will now be happening at night.

And as we prepare for the start of the year, our Tommy Mire caught up with former FSU Sammie Smith to talk faith, family and, of course, football as well. He shares his thoughts on Mike Norvell that he’s gotten to see firsthand thanks to his role at Ole Miss. Plus he shares the story of the day he committed to FSU that led Coach Bowden to deliver this line.

It’s a story and interview you’ll want to check out.


Former Florida State cornerback Patrick Robinson, who was in training camp with the New Orleans Saints, has decided to call it a career after 11 seasons in the NFL.

Fellow Nole and Robinson’s now former Saints teammate Jameis Winston is still in camp down in NOLA hoping to lock up the starting job for the black and gold.

Meanwhile in LA, there are no doubts that Jalen Ramsey will be CB1 for the Los Angeles Rams as he continues to look like the premier shutdown corner in the league.

Former FSU running back Dalvin Cook celebrated a birthday on Tuesday.


NBA Summer League is underway in Vegas and there are Noles everywhere. Terrance Mann took the turn to show off the crew that Leonard Hamilton has helped send to the Association.

One of the guys trying to work his way back into the NBA is Xavier Rathan-Mayes. The FSU alum had been playing in Canada but has found his way to the Wizards Vegas roster.


Elijah Cabell will start his professional journey toward the big leagues in Florida as he’s been assigned to the Palm Beach Cardinals roster.